German foreign intelligence chief forced out

The head of Germany's BND foreign intelligence agency Gerhard Schindler is being pushed out of his job, government sources said on Tuesday. It is a surprise move that comes at a time when Germany faces a growing threat from Islamic militants.
It was not immediately clear why Schindler, who has led Germany's central Intelligence Agency since 2012, was being suddenly removed by Chancellor Angela Merkel.  .

 

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